The Munster Hereford Branch held their very successful Young Handlers competition in memory of John Neenan on Saturday 17th September in Kanturk mart, following the inaugural event held in 2021. The branch also held a Hereford calf show which complimented the Young Handlers competition.
There were 33 young handlers competing for the John Neenan Junior & Senior Shields and there were 30 more calves competed in the calf classes.
Many thanks to the judges on the day; Michael Barrett, who judged the Young Handlers and William Jones who judged the calf classes – bother were meticulous in their judging and very fair to all competitors.
Class 1: Senior Young Handler – John O’Dwyer
Class 2: Junior Young Handler – Aveen Curtin
Class 3: Hereford Bull born after December 1St 2021 – Sired by any bull from the Munster Semen group.
1st: Peter Cooke BONLEAPOLL 1 DEL BOY -Sire Churchcrosspoll 1 Hurler
2nd: Gerry McNamara CHURCHCROSS STAR BROOKS – Sire Churchcrosspoll 1 Hurler
Class 4: Hereford heifer born after December 1St 2021 – Sired by any bull from the Munster Semen group.
1St: Gerry McNamara – CHURCHCROSS STAR CORA – Sire Churchcrosspoll 1 Hurler
2Nd: T&M Cregan TULLAHA LILLY 442 – Sire Riverrock Tyson
3rd : T&M Cregan TULLAHA MISSY 446 – Sire Riverrock Tyson
Class 5: Hereford bull born between March 1st & April 30th 2022
1St: T&M Cregan – TULLAHA GRANT
2nd: Christopher O Dwyer – SCARRAGH TOBY
3rd: T&M Cregan – TULLAHA GREGORY
Class 6: Hereford heifer born between March 1st & April 30th 2022
1st: John O Connor – CLOUNCAGH SPARK 3
2nd: Michael O Keeffe – GURTERAGH GOLDIE 1008
3RD: John Appelbe – APPLE 1 DAWN BREAK
Class 7: Hereford Bull born on or after May 1st 2022
1st: Kieran Mariga – LIGHTHOUSE JERRY
2nd John O Connor – CLOUNCAGH SALVADOR
3rd: John Appelbe – ROSSVIEW 1 TRUMP
Class 8: Hereford heifer born on or after May 1st 2022
1st: Kieran Mariga – LIGHTHOUSE CURLY CARA
2nd: Kieran Mariga – LIGHTHOUSE MAEVE
3rd: T&M Creagn – TULLAHA LILLY 442
The event was a great success all round and very well supported by the branch and Hereford breeders.
Huge congratulations to all the winners and well done to all those that took part. Well done to all the organisers & many thanks to the mart also.